You vote: Australian gastropub or Mexican-Latino restaurant?
Not that your vote will officially count, but co-owner Gavin Buckley might take note. He tells me that Australian gastropub and Mexican-Latino are the two concepts that are being discussed for the space formerly known as Tsunami east of Little Italy. It would open in the spring.
If it's a gastropub (and he's Australian, so he may be leaning that way) it will be called Melbourne Standard. If it's Latino, the name will be El Centro. (It's on Central Avenue. Get it?)
To have a gastropub is "a pet project of mine," says Buckley. It would be more food-oriented than regular pubs and the food would be a bit lighter. But he probably knows, just as you and I do, that a Mexican-Latino restaurant has a greater chance of success in that location.
(Photo courtesy of the Station Hotel)